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Re: Curley/To Curley

Posted by Kel on 2/15/07
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    On 2/14/07, Curley wrote:
    > On 2/14/07, Kel wrote:
    >> On 2/14/07, Curley wrote:
    >>> On 2/14/07, Kel wrote:
    >>>> On 2/13/07, Curley wrote:
    >>>>> On 2/13/07, Pauljr wrote:
    >>>>>> What ive been doing is writing an article about major
    >>>>>> mitchells for a bird magazine...
    >>>>>> I first declined cause im a terrible writer and ive only
    >>>>>> had the majors 4 years but they continued to send mail
    >>>>>> requesting Paul from jurassic parrots so I gave in and I
    >>>>>> just did the best I can. I did authorize her to fix any
    >>>>>> writing
    >>>>>> Im not sure why but they insisted on me to write this
    >>>>>> article maybe you know more about this since you been
    >>>>>> breeding birds so long
    >>>>>> Pauljr
    >>>>> Thats great. I'm sure you will do a fine job. I am not too
    >>>>> fond of cockatoos. I only bred them for a few years, long
    >>>>> ago. So I wouldn't be any help. However, as you know, I do
    >>>>> know about macaws. lol, I'm pretty sure you believe me. lol
    >>>>> But the Trolls here have a hard time believing anyone about
    >>>>> anything. What they fail to realize is that there are ppl
    >>>>> breeding them and some of these ppl do frequent the
    >>>>> internet. But anyone with over,say, 4 or 5 Hys is not going
    >>>>> to give out any location, identification,etc details OR
    >>>>> exact security details. Good luck with your article. Curley
    >>>> Hi Curley,
    >>>> do you have or have raised smaller birds. Just curious since
    >>>> you said you once had toos, that maybe you raised smaller
    >>>> birds ie: cockatiels, lovebirds, parrotlets etc. I've only
    >>>> had small birds. Right now have a baby Bourkes Parakeet along
    >>>> with a cockatiel, soon to receive a Linny.
    >>>> Kel
    >>> Hi Kel, I was lucky enough to start breeding african grays and
    >>> then work my way up. I bought one pair of plucked congos and
    >>> within 8 weeks I had 4 babies. I have put all the proceeds right
    >>> back into birds over and over again. And thats how I ended up
    >>> with so many macaws, Vasas, grays, etc. There are alot of ppl
    >>> here that have the smaller birds and altho I know alittle about
    >>> them I don't say too much cuz there are ppl here that certainly
    >>> know more than I. About 8 years ago I produced a flock of 12
    >>> pair of suns just for the heck of it and I have them set up for
    >>> colony breeding. They are fun to watch fly around and interact.
    >>> However, as I continue to cut back on breeding [cuz I'm getting
    >>> too dam old] the sun conures will be the next to go. I will die
    >>> with my Hys and my son will continue breeding them. Anyway, is
    >>> there a specific question you needed answered? I do know alittle
    >>> about smaller birds but I am no expert. What do you need to
    >>> know? I will try to help. Have a great day.
    >> Hi Curley,
    >> Not a specific question, just was kinda curious. I know nothing
    >> about large birds whatsoever! I love sun conures... my roommate
    >> had one but it was the noisiest bird ever! So I just stayed with
    >> the small birds that were not as loud. Well with the exception of
    >> lovebirds. I don't breed birds, just enjoy them as pets. I've
    >> never seen a Hy in person even at all the bird shows I've been to
    >> but have enjoyed their beauty in pics and online. I've been told
    >> they are rare, but it seems there are alot of people out there
    >> that have them. Do you breed them for pets or breeders?
    >> Thats basically it, just wanted to know... I see some folks can't
    >> play well with others sometimes. I'd rather get to know those out
    >> there on the boards if we are all going to frequent it as much as
    >> we do! When I do have questions feel to answer them if you want...
    >> doesn't hurt right? :)
    >> Take care,
    >> Kel
    > Well Kel I can see you are a Doll. Thank you for being so polite
    > Dear. A full 99&37; of the ads you see for hyacinths are scammers.
    > Thats a fact. I have never had to advertize to sell a Hy, ever. I
    > maintain a 1-2 year waiting list and alot of ppl I just have to
    > refuse to sell to. I believe most Hy breeders are probably in the
    > same position, I might be wrong tho. So IMO there is a high demand
    > for them. I breed them for pets but the real truth about domestic
    > macaws is that many times the ppl that buy them realize they cant
    > handle them as they get older and they get rowdy and some breeder
    > buys them to breed. So breeding Hys for the pet market isn't a bad
    > thing. Because many do end up being breeders eventually. And thats a
    > good thing. BECAUSE baby and juvenal Hys are so needy that they
    > need to be with their parents to be raised or kept by ppl that
    > really love and cuddle them. They are a different bird. Later they
    > can be breeders. I hope this all makes sense. its rather hard to
    > explain. I hope I answered your questions. Have a great V Day

    Hi! Yes, that did answer my question! Thank you so much. Yes, you are
    right, I do see alot of those scammers advertise the Hys here at
    Birdmart. You'd think they'd stop after awhile since we are all onto
    them! Whatever I guess. Hopefully I will be able to see a Hy in
    person. The only exotic bird store we have here is Omars, which is
    actually a great little store. I go in there to see all the babies,
    which they are all out of their cages for people to hold. They told
    me that this one macaw they have is rare but I forget which kind it
    is. It is green with a little red, and very large. The other rare
    bird they have that I fell in love with is a golden conure. It is a
    baby and loves me to death! Well again, thanks for the info... I'm
    sure I'll be back to ask more :o)
    Have a great day.